1895 to 1900

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The first five years (and more) of Arnold, Schwinn & Company are documented in the out of print book "Fifty Years of Schwinn-Built Bicycles" which is copyrighted 1945 by Arnold, Schwinn & Company. The images collected for these years on this site are primarily from that book. Do you know of any other sources for these years? I do not have catalogs for these years, but if you do please contact me.
Here are some tidbits, photos, and illustration from the years 1895 to 1900.

1895

1895 was the year it all began. Ignaz Schwinn created Arnold, Schwinn & Company and started to make bikes.

World Racer

1895 Schwinn world racer

World Roadster

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World Roadster woman's

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Tandem

1895 Schwinn tandem

1896

Images and models from 1896:

Family Tandem

Ignaz Schwinn and his family on a 1896 "Family Tandem". Look at the child seat!

1896-schwinn-family-tandem

Schwinn Quint

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Schwinn Quint Racing Team

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Schwinn racing team

1896-schwinn-team-members

1890s

These images were labeled "1890s" so I am not sure the exact year:

Schwinn catalog detail

1890s-schwinn-catalog-detail

Schwinn built triplet

1890s-schwinn-built-triplet

Schwinn built Quad

1890s-schwinn-built-quad

Do you have any images, catalogs, or information about these years? If so I would love to display them here. Please contact me.

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